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Sheridan: Lakers Discussed Idea of Acquiring Damian Lillard

Chris Sheridan of Get More Sports says Lillard is among the big-name targets the Lakers have considered.

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Damian Lillard may be in the Los Angeles Lakers’ dreams of adding another All-Star, according to Chris Sheridan of Get More Sports. Fresh off wooing superstar LeBron James, Lakers executives have pondered adding at least one more elite player:

A number of trade options are being considered by Lakers executives Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka, and names that are being bandied about include Damian Lillard, Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozan, Bradley Beal, and John Wall … among others.

Sheridan is a former ESPN writer and has written prescient insight into James before. There were no further details about possible offers suggested by Lakers management, and it’s not clear how serious they are about approaching any of the teams involved.

Lillard is signed with the Portland Trail Blazers through 2021, making $27.9 million in 2018-19.